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Bonfires and Fireworks in Walsall 2019

  • 8 October 2019
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Bonfires and Fireworks in Walsall 2019

Walsall Council is inviting visitors to celebrate Bonfire season with four fantastic community bonfires and fireworks events across the borough.

Alongside a traditional bonfire, spectacular fireworks displays set to music will burst across the sky and visitors can enjoy fun fair rides and food and drink at the family friendly events.

This year, admission to all of the events is by advance tickets. No tickets will be available on the gates. Visitors are asked to arrive early to the events to ensure tickets can be scanned and bags can be checked prior to entering the parks.

Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Councillor Marco Longhi said:

“We know our bonfire events are extremely popular with families in and around Walsall.  Last year’s events were a huge success with a sell-out crowd at the Arboretum bonfire and fireworks show.  Advance ticket admission makes our events easier to access on the night and helps us to keep the focus on providing a safe, family friendly and fun evening for all.  It’s a great opportunity for people to enjoy their local parks and see some truly spectacular firework displays.”

Events will be taking place in Holland Park in Brownhills on Saturday 26 October, Willenhall Memorial Park on Friday 1 November, Walsall Arboretum on Saturday 2 November and King George V Playing Fields in Bloxwich on Tuesday 5 November.

Councillor Longhi added:

“Our bonfire events have always been very low cost to visitors when compared to other large public events in the region and this has been reflected in their popularity. Unfortunately, this meant that overall, the events have run at a loss for several years and this isn’t sustainable.”

“By introducing a requirement for tickets to be purchased in advance and removing parking charges, we have reduced staffing costs and visitors should also see a marked reduction in queueing times. This improved service doesn’t make up the short-fall though and so the pricing structure has been reviewed.”

“With family tickets for the Arboretum available for £25 and for the other venues at £18, this still represents excellent value for money for a great, and more importantly safe, family night out.”

For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/walsallbonfires2019  

~ENDS~

Note to editors

Running order for all events:

  • Gates open – 5pm
  • Bonfire lit – 7pm
  • Fireworks begin – 7.30pm

Admission to all council run bonfires this year will be by advanced ticket sales only.  Book early to avoid disappointment. 

There will be no cash sales of tickets at the events; advance booking is essential.

No alcohol will be on sale at the events and alcohol is not to be taken into the sites.

Car Parking:  This year there is no charge for parking at any of the sites. 

Blue Badge parking is available at each site on a first come first served basis. 

Limited general car parking is available at Holland Park extension and at Walsall Arboretum.

There is no general car parking at King George V Playing Fields or Willenhall Memorial Park sites.

Visitors travelling by car are requested to park with consideration for local residents.

Visitors are encouraged to use public transport if at all possible

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